Java Edition Alpha v1.0.4

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Minecraft Alpha v1.0.4
Alpha v1.0.4.png

Java Edition

Official name

Seecret Friday 4

Release date

Original: July 9, 2010[1]
Launcher: August 6, 2013


Original: Client (.json)
Launcher: Client (.json)
No corresponding server

Other instances
of 1.0.4

Alpha v1.0.4, also known as Seecret Friday 4,[1] is the fourth seecret update which added winter mode, snowfall, and two new blocks.



Ice JE1 BE3.png Ice
  • Is slippery.
Snow JE1 BE1.png Snow

Body positions[edit]

World generation[edit]

Winter maps
  • Added a new map type, featuring:
    • Snowfall.
    • Blocks exposed to sky generate with a thin layer of snow and those exposed to snowfall slowly get covered by it.
    • Water exposed to snowfall generates as ice.
      • However, water found on gravel beaches is not entirely frozen upon generation.
    • Upon world creation there is a 25% chance for it to become a winter world. However, on Christmas, the chances of a winter world is 100%.[2]


Splash screen
  • Added animated title screen.
  • Logo is now made out of stone, rather than cobblestone.



Redstone dust
  • Has been given an official name.
Redstone ore
  • Has been given an official name.
Redstone torches
  • Has been given an official name.

Non-mob entities[edit]



3 bugs fixed

  • Fixed a bug in the mob spawn code.
  • The player no longer suffocates when they ride a minecart through a two block tall space.
  • Breaking minecarts no longer freezes the game.


  1. a b "Seecret Friday 4! OooooOOOoo!" – The Word of Notch, July 9, 2010
  2. A winter world is defined by the boolean NBT tag "SnowCovered=1" in level.dat.